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July 19, Saturday, Seabrook Buddhist Temple Obon Dance Festival

July 20, Sunday, Obon Dance Festival at Bryant Park, from 12:30pm following Combined Service at the NYBC at 10:30am. Dance practice will be held from 6:30-8pm on Tuesday June 24, Thursday June 26, Tuesday July 1, Thursday July 3, Tuesday July 8, and Thursday July 10.

August 3, Sunday, Hiroshima & Nagasaki Memorial Service at 11am followed by Shotsuki Hoyo at 11:30am.

August 10-31, Summer Break - Church closed

August 29-31, Eastern Buddhist League Conference, Washington, DC (Crystal City, VA)

Greetings from the NYBC Sangha

The sangha members of the New York Buddhist Church welcome you to join us in hearing, learning and practicing the Buddha-Dharma.

The New York Buddhist Church (NYBC) is a temple of Jodoshinshu True Pure Land School Buddhism, whose head temple is Nishi-Hongwanji Temple in Kyoto, Japan. Shinran Shonin (1173-1262) is the founder of this school of Buddhism.

The NYBC has been serving the New York community since 1938, and was founded by Rev. Hozen Seki with the assistance of his wife, Satomi, and concerned lay people. They all wished to share the Buddha-Dharma in America's most populous city, which then had no center for Jodoshinshu Buddhism. Their wishes have flourished as today we continue to share the Buddha-Dharma here in New York.

May the Wisdom and Compassion of Amida Buddha touch your heart so that you may be awakened to the world of True Dharma with Nembutsu.
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Last update: 6/24/2014

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